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Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o were among the guests at a private memorial for Chadwick Boseman on Saturday (05.09.20).

The two ‘Black Panther’ stars attended the memorial service for their late co-star in Malibu, California, over the weekend, after he tragically passed away in late August at the age of 43, following a secret battle with colon cancer.

Michael and Lupita were joined by fellow ‘Black Panther’ star Winston Duke, as well as Chadwick’s wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, whom he had secretly tied the knot with shortly before his passing.

The memorial service overlooked the ocean and included music from a hang drum, as well as a table display filled with flowers and pictures of Chadwick.

The private event came after Chadwick’s hometown of Anderson, South Carolina, held a public memorial in his memory on Thursday (03.09.20), which involved a screening of ‘Black Panther’ – in which Chadwick played King T’Challa and his titular alter-ego – as well as a video of a speech he once gave at Howard University.

Meanwhile, local government officials in Anderson are working on plans for a permanent monument to be erected in Chadwick’s honour, after thousands of people signed petitions calling for his statue to replace a Confederate monument currently on display in the city.

More than 66,000 people have signed one petition calling for a monument of the Hollywood star, and over 59,000 have signed another.

Anderson University Student DeAndre Weaver, who started one of the petitions, wrote: ”Mr. Boseman is without question an American treasure and his accolades go on and on. It is only fitting that his work is honored in the same place that birthed him. (sic)”

A spokesperson from the city of Anderson said: ”The statue is on county property, but under the state’s purview. City of Anderson Mayor Roberts is open to working with the county and state to find a path going forward for the monument.

”Right now, our town is grieving the loss of a native son. We feel that it’s appropriate that our hearts and minds are focused now on grieving the loss of Chadwick Boseman.

”I can also tell you that there is no doubt that we will put together a permanent and public and fitting tribute to Chadwick Boseman. We will do it in world class fashion. We’re gonna do it right.”



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Harry Styles | Harry Styles invests in new live music venue

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Harry Styles feels like he is “coming home” after investing in a new live music arena.

The 26-year-old singer is “proud and excited” to also be helping with the design and development of Co-op Live, a £350 million venue, which will have a capacity of 23,500 when it opens within Manchester City Football Club’s Etihad Campus in 2023.

Harry – who is from nearby Cheshire – said: “Manchester is an incredible city, filled with incredible people, and I couldn’t be happier being involved in this project.

“It very much feels like coming home.

“I was drawn to this project on every level, from the opportunities it brings, to the contribution it will make to the city, and, most importantly, that it will allow even more live music to thrive in Manchester. It’s just another sign that this amazing city continues to grow.”

American entertainment company Oak View Group (OVG), who are building the arena, promised the ‘Golden’ singer will be “actively involved in the development of the project”, and that his “advice and consultation is going to be invaluable”.

Harry told the Financial Times of his involvement: “Obviously I’m not an expert architecturally, in terms of building an arena.

“I guess the weight of my involvement falls into the idea of what you want backstage as an artist. People operate in different ways after a show. Some people like a quiet space, some people like a place where you can invite all your friends.”

The former One Direction star – who shot to fame on ‘The X Factor’ and had his first audition for the show in Manchester in 2010 – joked he has “come full circle” with the development because of his first job as a teenager.

He said: “It feels like full circle for me to be doing this. My first job was with the Co-op, it was delivering papers for them.”



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ASOS launches new womenswear label As You

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ASOS has launched new womenswear label As You.

The online fashion retailer’s latest addition to the ASOS exclusive brand portfolio – which also includes COLLUSION and Reclaimed Vintage – launched on Monday (26.10.20) with an initial line-up of over 100 pieces.

Nikki Tattersall, Womenswear Buying Director at ASOS, said: “We are excited to launch this new brand that responds to our younger customers and gives them a new way of showing their confident style. Our focus has been to create a versatile collection that encapsulates both on and off duty glam, reflecting the reality of how our customers are living their lives right now.”

As You features mesh separates, dare-to-bare bodycons and tonal mix-and-match sweats. One of the stand-out pieces of the collection is an attention-grabbing, slinky thong-back dress, similar in style to the racy outfit worn by Kim Kardashian West on Instagram last week.

A message on the collection’s website states: “Emerging brand AsYou is a big mood. Serving up new-new trends, get into your vibes with pieces designed to represent every side of you, whether you’re off-duty or going out-out. Make a statement in entrance-worthy slinky bodycon dresses, underboob crop tops and plunging bodysuits, or turn down in legging shorts, slouchy tees and oversized sweatshirts. Shop the AsYou at ASOS edit to explore the full collection. You do you.”

The collection will be available in sizes 4-18, with prices starting at £8.00.



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The Weeknd | The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch lead AMAs nominations

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The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch lead the American Music Awards 2020 nominations with eight each.

The pair will compete for the prestigious Artist of the Year award, alongside Justin Bieber, Post Malone and Taylor Swift, while The Weeknd has also scored nods for Favourite Music Video, Favourite Male Artist (pop/rock), Favourite Song (pop/rock), Favourite Album (pop/rock), Favourite Male Artist (soul/R&B), Favourite Album (soul/R&B) and Favourite Song (soul/R&B).

Ricch, meanwhile, is up for New Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Favourite Song (pop/rock), Favourite Male Artist (rap/hip-hop), Favourite Album (rap/hip-hop) and twice for Favourite Song (rap/hip-hop) including his ‘Rockstar’ collaboration with DaBaby.

First-time nominee Megan Thee Stallion has a whopping five nominations, making her the most nominated female artist this year. She is up for New Artist of the Year and has received two nods for Collaboration of the Year for her work with Beyonce on the ‘Savage Remix’ and Cardi B on ‘WAP’. She is also nominated for Favourite Song (rap/hip-hop) and Favourite Female Artist (rap/hip-hop).

Bad Bunny, Bieber, Lady Gaga, Swift and first-time nominees DaBaby and Doja Cat round out the nominations with four nods each.

Swift is already the most decorated star at the awards over the course of her career with 29 wins and will be hoping to add to her trophies with nominations in the Artist of the Year, Favourite Music Video, Favourite Album (pop/rock) and Favourite Female Arist (pop/rock) catergories.

Several nominees were announced by Dua Lipa on ‘Good Morning America’ on Monday (26.10.20), while the rest were revealed on the AMAs Twitter account.

This year’s ceremony will be held at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater and will air live on ABC on November 22.

Voting for all AMA categories is open now on the show’s website.

2020 AMA Nominations

Artist of the Year

Justin Bieber

Post Malone

Roddy Ricch

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year

Lewis Capaldi

Doja Cat

DaBaby

Lil Baby

Roddy Ricch

Megan Thee Stallion

Collaboration of the Year

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, ‘WAP’

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, ‘Rockstar’

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, ‘10,000 Hours’

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, ‘Rain On Me’

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, ‘Savage Remix’

Favourite Social Artist

BTS

Billie Eilish

EXO

Ariana Grande

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Favourite Music Video

Doja Cat, ‘Say So’

Future ft. Drake, ‘Life Is Good’

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, ‘Rain On Me’

Taylor Swift, ‘cardigan’

The Weeknd, ‘Blinding Lights’

Favourite Male Artist (pop/rock)

Justin Bieber

Post Malone

The Weeknd

Favourite Female Artist (pop/rock)

Dua Lipa

Lady Gaga

Taylor Swift

Favourite Duo or Group (pop/rock)

BTS

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

Favourite Album (pop/rock)

Harry Styles, ‘Fine Line’

Taylor Swift, ‘folklore’

The Weeknd, ‘After Hours’

Favourite Song (pop/rock)

Lewis Capaldi, ‘Someone You Loved’

Dua Lipa, ‘Don’t Start Now’

Post Malone, ‘Circles’

Roddy Ricch, ‘The Box’

The Weeknd, ‘Blinding Lights’

Favourite Male Artist (country)

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

Favourite Female Artist (country)

Gabby Barrett

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

Favourite Duo or Group (country)

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

Favourite Album (country)

Luke Combs, ‘What You See Is What You Get’

Blake Shelton, ‘Fully Loaded: God’s Country’

Morgan Wallen,’If I Know Me’

Favourite Song (country)

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, ‘10,000 Hours’

Maren Morris, ‘The Bones’

Blake Shelton (Duet with Gwen Stefani), ‘Nobody But You’

Favourite Male Artist (rap/hip-hop)

DaBaby

Juice WRLD

Roddy Ricch

Favourite Female Artist (rap/hip-hop)

Cardi B

Nicki Minaj

Megan Thee Stallion

Favourite Album (rap/hip-hop)

Lil Baby, ‘My Turn’

Lil Uzi Vert, ‘Eternal Atake’

Roddy Ricch, ‘Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial’

Favourite Song (rap/hip-hop)

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, ‘WAP’

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, ‘Rockstar’

Roddy Ricch, ‘The Box’

Favourite Male Artist (soul/R&B)

Chris Brown

John Legend

The Weeknd

Favourite Female Artist (soul/R&B)

Jhene Aiko

Doja Cat

Summer Walker

Favourite Album (soul/R&B)

Doja Cat, ‘Hot Pink’

Summer Walker, ‘Over It’

The Weeknd, ‘After Hours’

Favourite Song (soul/R&B)

Chris Brown ft. Drake, ‘No Guidance’

Summer Walker, ‘Playing Games’

The Weeknd, ‘Heartless’

Favourite Male Artist (Latin)

Bad Bunny

J Balvin

Ozuna

Favourite Female Artist (Latin)

Becky G

KAROL G

Rosalía

Favourite Album (Latin)

Anuel AA, ‘Emmanuel’

Bad Bunny, ‘Las Que No Iban a Salir’

Bad Bunny, ‘YHLQMDLG’

Favourite Song (Latin)

Bad Bunny, ‘Vete’

Black Eyed Peas X J Balvin, ‘RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)’

KAROL G & Nicki Minaj, ‘Tusa’

Favourite Artist (alternative rock)

Billie Eilish

Tame Impala

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Favourite Artist (adult contemporary)

Lewis Capaldi

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

Favourite Artist (contemporary inspirational)

Lauren Daigle

for KING & COUNTRY

Kanye West

Favourite Artist (EDM)

Kygo

Lady Gaga

Marshmello

Favourite Soundtrack

‘Birds of Prey: The Album’

‘Frozen II’

‘Trolls: World Tour’



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